Shop the Mart
The Merchandise Mart’s new Designer-on-Call program lets you borrow a designer for a day to shop the formerly closed-to-the-public upper-floor showrooms. Need something special? Here are stylist Susan Victoria’s picks for what’s great and grabbable now.
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Eighteen-inch ceramic vases designed by Sergio Asti, $3,500 each, and a 1962 ten-inch prototype by Charles and Ray Eames for a marble-topped table to be used with tandem seating at O’Hare International Airport, $7,000, at Converso Mod, Suite 1709, 312-493-5366.
Richly textured, solution-dyed (sun can’t fade them) acrylic and polyester Sunbrella indoor/outdoor upholstery fabrics are pet- and kid-friendly. From top of pile: Swell, Zig Zag, and Coco (in two colors). Contact showroom for prices. Donghia, Suite 631, 312-822-0766.
Photography: Leonard Gertz